Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kharma Exquisite Midi

Signature €80000

The new Kharma Exquisite Midi is designed and built without compromise. Every part of this speaker, from the extreme dense HPL-plates to the smallest details has a function in the complex process of creating ultra high-end sound. The advanced Diamond dome technology used in the Exquisite Collection emphasizes this incredible attention to detail even more. Furthermore the uncompromised design also resulted in the beauty of the Exquisite Midi, which is for example shown by the gold-plated sidetrimming or the new high-gloss Macassar panels.


Mechanical residual vibrations of the cabinet are terminated by the Spike Disk Suspension System (SDSS) by minimising the contact area between the cabinet and the floor. The SDSS stand also provides a fixed and levelled orientation for the cabinet drivers, because each spike can be adjusted individually in the vertical direction.


· High-frequency: 1 x 1-inch Diamond concave tweeter
· Mid-frequency: 1 x 7-inch Black label driver
· Low-frequency: 2 x 8-inch Nomex-Kevlar driver

The musicality you may expect from the Exquisite Midi is for an important part created by the drivers, which can be seen as the engine of the loudspeaker. The quality of the driver is therefore crucial to compete with reality.

Diamond concave tweeter

Without a doubt the quality is guaranteed by using a Diamond tweeter as a standard in the Exquisite Collection. These high-frequency drivers are true technological wonders. The tweeters have a diamond cone which have been realised by the so called CVD process. With this process incredible stiffness is reached with a minimum of thickness of only 50 μm. Notice a human hair is in the range of 17 to 180 μm. The cone is the most essential part of the tweeter and because this cone is made of Diamond the tweeter is capable to create impressively pure high frequencies.

Black Label driver

The midrange driver, Kharma’s so called Black label driver, is an improved version of the long used Ceramique driver. These drivers are free from any cone-born resonances in the whole used frequency range and they have been optimized carefully by lasercutted patterns as to push up these resonances to frequencies beyond the used frequency range.

Nomex-Kevlar driver

The two woofers have 8 inch sandwich-honeycomb-Kevlar cones which also again are completely free from structure born resonances in the used frequency range.

Technical specifications

System: 4-way
RMS power: 250 Watt
Program power: 500 Watt
Frequency range: 23 Hz – 90 kHz
Nominal impedance: 4 Ohm
Efficiency 2.83V/1m: 90 dB
Maximum SPL: 113 dB


Although the Exquisite Midi is designed for a smaller space, it produces the same sound quality as the Exquisite Classique. For this reason the physical dimensions of the Exquisite Midi are more modest than those of the Exquisite Classique.

Including stand
Width: 390 mm / 15.35 inch
Height: 1013 mm / 39.88 inch
Depth: 647 mm / 25.47 inch